Posts Categorized: Christian Critiques

Bad Abortion Arguments from Both Sides of the Isle

… Where does life begin? At conception, or at consciousness? That’s a valid argument to be carefully considered by both sides. Another valid argument: Which matters more? The 50,000 conscious women who, according to the World Health Organization, die each year from illegal and unsafe abortions, or the yet-to-be-conscious fetuses in the womb that cannot… Read more »

Flaunting your body – how it’s harmful to others

…   Flaunting your body – how it’s harmful to others. Nothing says Christmas like America erupting over Miley Cyrus wearing a revealing outfit on the Christmas episode of Saturday Night Live. In fact, the outfit wasn’t just revealing; it was absurd. Nobody in public wears a coat with no shirt underneath. You wear a… Read more »

Obama Was a Test for Christians, and Most Evangelicals Failed It!

… In 2008, I was active in a Christian writers’ group. One day, when discussing the direction of the nation, the leader of the group warned us that “we are being bamboozled” as it looked likely that Obama would become president.  With Obama having the middle name, Hussein, Christians couldn’t help but ask, “Could we… Read more »

5 Reasons why Rachel Maddow’s lesbianism is NO reason for Christians to reject her show

… Since Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart left their politically-oriented shows on Comedy Central, the only cable news/punditry show I watch on a daily basis is “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC. When I mention this to conservatives, especially of the Christian variety (although not always), they’ll say something like, “Isn’t she a lesbian?” And… Read more »

The biblical case for the rich being the least righteous class

… [This is an excerpt from my book, Rescuing Religion from Republicans]   Are the Rich More Righteous? According to 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, the corporate capitalist free market system “not only produces wealth but also virtuous people whose worldly enterprise complements the work of the Creator.” Unfortunately, many Christians hold this same… Read more »